John the Baptist Identifies Jesus as the Lamb of God.
 
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Title:John the Baptist Identifies Jesus as the Lamb of God
Notes:Lamb of God is one of the titles given to Jesus in the New Testament and consequently in the Christian tradition. It is believed to refer to Jesus' role as a sacrificial lamb atoning for the sins of man in Christian theology, harkening back to ancient Jewish Temple sacrifices in which a lamb was slain during the passover, the blood was sprinkled along the door, and the lamb was eaten. Painted choir-screen sculpture depicting John the Baptist pointing to Jesus and giving witness.
Date:1508-1519
Building:Cathédrale d'Amiens
Object/Function:Relief sculpture
Material:Stone
City/Town:Amiens
Country:France

Scripture:John 1:29-42
Person as Subject:John, the Baptist
Lectionary links:AEpip02
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Amiens -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73C113

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Attribution:John the Baptist Identifies Jesus as the Lamb of God, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=29353 [retrieved December 3, 2016].
Record Number:29353 Last Updated: 2013-12-18 08:44:42 Record Created: 2003-04-26 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

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